Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes

Part 15

Greatest and Funniest Movie Scenes
Film Title/Year and Brief Funniest Scenes Description

Pulp Fiction (1994)

The odd dialogues between hitmen Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent (John Travolta), including the one about the name that a McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese is known by in France: "A Royale with Cheese."

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Indiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) casual, calm dispatching of a menacing black-garbed Arabic swordsman (stuntman Terry Richards) with a single gunshot; and his comment to Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) about his prowess: "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage"; also Indy's fear of snakes to his pilot: "I hate snakes, Jock. I hate 'em" and later, his piteously fearful and weary sigh when he realized he would have to descend into a pit of asps and cobras at The Well of Souls: "Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?"

Raising Arizona (1987)

The eleven-minute pre-credits sequence of the first meetings between the two protagonists: hapless petty crook H. I. McDunnough (Nicolas Cage) and female police officer Edwina or "Ed" (Holly Hunter), followed by HI's off-screen narration about how his marriage to distraught infertile Edwina ended up without children: "Edwina's insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase"; the couple decides to kidnap one of the Arizona quintuplets fathered by shady unpainted-furniture salesman magnate Nathan Arizona Sr. (Trey Wilson) when they find out they can't adopt due to his criminal record: ("Biology and the prejudices of others conspired to keep us childless"); the actual scene of the madcap kidnapping of 'Nathan Jr.' in the nursery, and the young boy's delivery to Edwina as he tosses her Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care book ("Here's the instructions"); and the near-disastrous, brilliantly-timed slapstick convenience store robbery to steal Huggies diapers: ("I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash ya got... And make it quick, I'm in dutch with the wife") and the hysterical, deadpan one-liner by a hayseed hick (John O'Donnal) in a pickup truck when H.I. tries to commandeer it: "Son, you've got a panty on your head"; also the hilarious scene the morning after the crime when Nathan Sr. was questioned by the press, cops, and the FBI while being fingerprinted: "Damn it, are you boys gonna chase down yer leads, or you gonna sit around drinkin' coffee in the one house in the state where I know my boy ain't at?!"; also the crude duo of H.I.'s two disreputable ex-con fugitive buddies Gale and Evelle Snoats (John Goodman and William Forsythe) who use HI's place as a hideout and also steal the baby - and the diabolical character of the Lone Biker of the Apocalypse, bounty hunter Leonard Smalls (Randall "Tex" Cobb) who pursues everyone on his Harley for the baby - culminating in a frenetic chase through an Arizona town

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

After a group of zombies eat and kill a pair of paramedics, one of them uses the ambulance's dispatch radio to request: "Send... more... paramedics"

Road to Morocco (1942)

The funniest of the "Road To..." movies (the third one) with castaways Bing Crosby (as Jeff Peters) and Bob Hope (as Orville 'Turkey' Jackson), and a wise-cracking camel ("This is the screwiest picture I was ever in") in the deserts of North Africa; the dialogue in the scene about rescuing Princess Shalmar (Dorothy Lamour): (Crosby: "We must storm the place," Hope's response: "You storm. I'll stay here and drizzle")

The Road Warrior (1982)

The gruesomely funny moment in which The Toadie's (Max Phipps) fingers are severed off when he tries to catch The Feral Kid's (Emil Minty) bladed boomerang


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Brad Major's (Barry Bostwick) clueless suggestion after "Time Warp": "Say, do any of you know how to Madison?", and Janet Weiss's (Susan Sarandon) unexpected piping in: "I'm a muscle fan!" during Dr. Frank N. Furter's (Tim Curry) reprise of I Can Make You a Man (to the shock and dismay of both Frank and Brad)

Roman Holiday (1953)

The 'Mouth of Truth' stone sculpture scene in which reporter Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) pulls his arm out of the mouth of an ancient carving - he pulls back what appears to be an empty sleeve (to pretend that he had his arm bitten off), jolting his young companion Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) into surprise, anger, and hilarious laughter all at the same time


Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

The early scenes of the interplay between two long-time friends - both carefree, ditzy LA airheads who live in a fourth-floor walk-up in Venice: Romy White (Mira Sorvino) and Michele Weinberger (Lisa Kudrow), who are overdressed losers that tastelessly pose as successful LA businesswomen at their 10-year high school reunion in Arizona, with Romy claiming to be the inventor of "Post-It" notes; with lines such as: "I can't believe that even after watching it [Pretty Woman] 36 times, I never get tired of making fun of it" and their ludicrous request at a truck-stop for a "businesswoman's lunch special"

Roxanne (1987)

The marvelous verbal retort/monologue comeback scene in a crowded bar-room in which long-nosed, witty, modern-day love-lorn Cyrano de Bergerac - small-town fire chief Charlie C. D. Bales (Steve Martin) - challenges a boorish, obnoxious, and drunk bully who has called him "Big-Nose", and suggests twenty better, more imaginative nasal insults for his own oversized nose: ("Obvious: Excuse me, is that your nose, or did a bus park on your face; Meteorological: Everybody take cover, she's going to blow!; Fashionable: You know, you could de-emphasize your nose if you wore something larger, like Wyoming; Personal: Well, here we are, just the three of us; Punctual: All right, Dellman, your nose was on time, but you were fifteen minutes late; Envious: Ooh, I wish I were you. Gosh, to be able to smell your own ear; Naughty: Pardon me sir, some of the ladies have asked if you wouldn't mind putting that thing away; Philosophical: It's not the size of a nose that's important, it's what's in it that matters; ...Sympathetic: Ooh, what happened? Did your parents lose a bet with God?; Complimentary: You must love the little birdies to give them this to perch on; Scientific: Say, does that thing there influence the tides?; Obscure: Whoa, I'd hate to see the grindstone!... Inquiry: When you stop and smell the flowers, are they afraid?; ...Pornographic: Finally, a man who can satisfy two women at once!...")

Rushmore (1998)

An unusual comedy about an improbable love triangle between precocious 15 year-old 10th grade private school student Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), his befriended depressed local steel factory millionaire/magnate and jaded mentor Herman Blume (Bill Murray), and Rushmore Academy's recently-widowed first-grade teacher Ms. Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams)


Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes
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